Monday, January 30, 2012

Gray Willow


I hope everyone had a good weekend. 

 Hubby and I did a little antiquing and shopping on Saturday, then ended our
day out with a fabulous Italian dinner. 

We bought this very large willow trunk at Hobby Lobby.  Actually, this is the
third time we have bought this same basket.


We bought two of these baskets last year while vacationing in Florida and left them at
our son's house.  Our plan was to use them as end tables when we moved to the area.
My son and DIL fell in love with these baskets and their local store no longer carries them.
I knew from our conversations it was going to be a battle to get them back.

 Yesterday when I saw another of these trunks I grabbed it quickly.  Now I just need
to find one more so they can keep the other two!



The trunk has found a temporary home under the table.  Can you see how
large this thing is?  Love it!

Did you notice the plaster capital in the center of the table?  I had been looking
for a antique capital for quite a while with no luck.  I think Steve got tired of
hearing about it and decided to buy this one from Ballards for me.  I had no idea
he was looking at my catalogs,  it was a total surprise that he would order this.

YEP,  HE'S A KEEPER! 


The armillary was a $5.00 garage sale find last summer and the $2.00 demi-john  on
the right was one of my luckiest Goodwill finds.   

Gotta run...on my way to another Hobby Lobby to look for another trunk.  

Hugs,
Sherry

I am partying this week at:
2805 



56 comments:

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I absolutely LOVE that basket!! I was telling a client to get one~and she asked where!! I guessed maybe Pier one, but this is perfect!

Old Lucketts Store said...

The basket is beautiful and so big. I bet you could fit a ton of blankets in there! I love the demi johns too - $2, really? You scored big time!

Emily said...

You have great luck with these kind of finds! I love the look of the whole table, and the fact that your hubby picked through your catalogs is fantastic. Definitely hold onto him! :-)

Babs said...

Sherry, I don't blame your son and DIL for wanting the trunk baskets. I LOVE hamper/trunk style baskets, and what a great look under your table. Who would have thought Hobby Lobby?
I can't believe your awesome find of the demijohn at GW, either. Wow, it's gorgeous.
Hope you have a great week,
Babs

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Lovely finds. I know our HL has that trunk, so you should be in luck finding one today:)

The enchanted home said...

Gorgeous basket!! Love the whole little vignette. Great find!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, you and your $2 demijohn find make me sick. Just kidding. You lucky lucky thing. I love the basket from HL. I need to check out my store. I have not seen that there. Love that capitol. What a sweet hubby.

Kelly said...

I LOVE that grey trunk style basket! I remember seeing those at Hobby Lobby last year and really loved it. I just didn't have a place for it, or I would've bought it too. I still wish I had a place for it. I love how you put it under your console table like that. I can't believe you bought one of those giant demi-john bottles at GW for just $2! I don't think they had any idea what they truly had. I also don't understand how someone could just donate something that nice. I would've at least tried to sell it!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Love the basket trunk. So great for storage and it looks great. I want one to.

pam {simple details} said...

That basket is fabulous!! Hobby Lobby is now on my list for today!! :)

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Oh, so fabulous..., the baskets, demi-johns..., they all feel coastal to me!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the capital, Sherry! Great piece you have on top of it, too. I'll bet that will be quite versatile in holding many different things.

The Polished Pebble said...

I have never been to a Hobbly Lobby,
But what a great basket!


xoxo kelley

NanaDiana said...

Good luck finding another basket. I love that one and it is a good size! $2 demi-john? Crazy! xo Diana

Divine Theatre said...

How thoughtful of you you to let the kids keep the other baskets! I hope you find yours...and that you brought your 40% coupon!
Your home is so beautiful!

xo
Andie

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Oh I love that trunk Sherry!!! I need to find one too!! We just finally got a Hobby Lobby not too far from here in California- I wondered what you guys were talking about all this time!! Will have to stop in sometime and take a look for one of these!

Sue said...

Oh the $2 demi-john is absolutely one of the bestest bargains evah!!!! Lucky, lucky you. And love your basket, too. I've painted an inexpensive basket trunk to age it a bit, but I think it needs some leather straps like yours to make it look even better. Great look, all!!! hugs, Sue

Honey at 2805 said...

Fabulous basket, Sherry! Hope you find another!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

That basket is fabulous and I can't believe you found that armillary for only $5~ What a bargain!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is a fantastic basket...it can be used for so many things! I have a real love affair with baskets of all shapes and sizes!

XO,
Jane

Kim said...

I ditto all the previous comments! I'll have to check our HL in Lexington nest time I'm there for that basket. Of course, the demi-john is an unbelievable find.

Kim said...

I ditto all the previous comments! I'll have to check our HL in Lexington nest time I'm there for that basket. Of course, the demi-john is an unbelievable find.

debbie refresh restyle said...

Sherry, I love the way you shop! Love the basket and your fabulous frugal finds!
Debbie

Karena said...

Sherry wonderful basket it fits perfectly under your table! Super buys on the demi john!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Great basket! I'm looking for something large to set under my game table. Your armillary on the capitol riser is great! I have a pair of them just a tad smaller and I'm always looking for ideas to use them!

sissie said...

Great basket Sherry. I hope you find another one.

hugs
Sissie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a fabulous trunk and I love your table and vignette. It is fantastic. Hope you find the match. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Heaven's Walk said...

Ok.....it looks like I'm going to have to make a Hob Lob run this week, Sherry! I LUV LUV LUV that huge basket! It's sooooo French!!! I can see it filled with white, chunky blankets spilling over the sides.....mmmmmm!!!! Yup. HL run for sure..... lol!

xoxo laurie

Deserae said...

What a fabulous find! I had no idea HL carried these...I will have to check mine and see if they have any left?!?!? Your hubby sounds like such a sweetie too :o)
~Des

Low Tide High Style said...

Sherry you find the best stuff, and yes your husband is a keeper! Now I will be on the hunt to find my nearest Hobby Lobby, I've never been to one!

Kat :)

Jo's This and That said...

Wonderful! Beautiful basket.Thanks for sharing Joann

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Love the basket. Your whole arrangement is beautiful! The large green bottles and your beautiful table... to die for!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the trunk..especially where you placed it. There is great shopping in Florida!..If you ever get that way, try Reningers Antique market in Mt. Dora..wonderful place and their February antique fair is enormous..It takes you 3 days to go through it!

Kim said...

What a great nook you've created there Sherry. It's lovely. The basket is a great find and I can't believe you scored that demi-john for so cheap!! I've been wanting to order that Ballard capital for the longest time. Probably will be discontinued by the time I get around to it!
xoxo,
Kim

Karen said...

Sherry,
I love your wicker trunk. I bought one similar from Ikea and use it as a coffee table in front of a love seat. They are so practical and yours seems to have some detailing that mine lacks. Good luck on your search for one more.
Karen

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Sherry, I LOVE the basket! I have a thing for baskets :) And those large bottles....gorgeous!

You are so lucky! And such a good mom :)

Lou Cinda

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hope you find another trunk that matches, what a great idea to use them as end tables, that should look great. So nice of yur hubby to surprise you with that piece.
Good going guy!!

It is really a neat basket I have to say, and you are probably gonna get used to it being there and want a 3rd one!! lol

Have a great day,
Blesssings, Nellie

DebbieTibbs said...

Just found your blog, can't wait to read more :)

Eclectically Vintage said...

That basket is huge - can't believe it's from Hobby Lobby!! Your son and MIL were right to "borrow" them! $2 for that demijohn - lucky you (you know I collect them too)!
Kelly

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Sherry, this is just gorgeous! This willow trunk looks amazing! I love your demi johns too! Great treasures!

Bonnie said...

Hope you find another basket. They should give you a discount for free advertising. I like your capital and armillary too. Great GW find.$2.00 is amazing.

chateau chic said...

The demi john is gorgeous! What an amazing score.
The basket is great as well, so versatile. Love having that texture in a room.
Mary Alice

Tardevil said...

Love the look - so Pottery Barn! I would be stressed if I knew I was going to be moving all that pretty stuff....I hate moving! But at least you're headed to a warm climate!

Cote de Texas said...

hobby lobby? no! really? i have 3 of those and love them but didn't buy them there. i'm going to check it out.

Nancy's Notes said...

I'm crazy about baskets and yours is is awesome! $2 demijohn...unreal! I'm off to look for baskets now! Have a great day!

lindaharre said...

Hi......I have been a fan of Annie Sloan paint UNTIL.....I saw your blog post about the home-made versions! Well......I tried the unsanded grout but never could get it smooth enough to paint with:( Now I am looking for Calcium Carbonate....but NO LUCK! I tried the local GNC but they only have it in capsule form. The feed store has it in pellet form. Can't find a powder form:( Can you help? Where did you get yours and was it hard to get the paint smooth?

{Adventuresindinner} said...

Pretty basket but those demijohns are giving me a serious case of the wants :-)

Poppy said...

The HL basket looks right at home under the table, it beautifully accents your pretty vignette! And I love your new plaster capital,such a darling husband!I love decorating with capitals and yours look fabulous on the table. Thanks for letting us take a peek and for the party.Hugs~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

lvroftiques said...

Love the gray willow! I only wish we had a Hobby Lobby near here!
I'm wishing you luck in finding another one so those kids of yours can keep the others *winks*
What a STEAL on the demijohn!! Oohhh I'm jealous about that one .....in the nicest kind of way *winks*
Beautiful vignette Sherry! And how sweet of your hubby to find you a display capitol! He's a keeper for sure! Vanna

Marsha said...

Love your new basket. And those demi johns...I want one, too! Thanks for sharing.

Olive Cooper said...

The basket is fabulous but the demijohns steal this post!

Rusty Hinge said...

Hello Sherry! Believe it or not I just found your blog and LOVE it!! Your home is gorgeous!! You found those trunks at Hobby Lobby? I am running to our store next weekend to look for one (do you want me to look for one for you too?!) And where did you find that mirror? I love it. I just noticed too that you have a link party, I will be sure to join.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend,
Maria
www.rustyhinge.blogspot.com

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

LOVE the giant basket! It is fabulous! I hope my Hobby Lobby carries them! The demi johns are gorgeous too!

Ivy and Elephants said...

That basket is so awesome. I really love where you put it. If it's any consolation, I would have done the same thing to my mom if she found such wonderful baskets. I would love for you to share your fabulous post at our What's it Wednesday linky party.

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely post and your terrific basket at Potpourri Friday!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Oh me, I love that basket!! I just bought that one and the slightly smaller one and the gray wicker tray that goes with them. Glad for the tip!!!